Maryland in December brings with it an almost whimsical atmosphere. From the crisp winter air, the carolers in small towns, and the busy streets filled with holiday lights, it makes every moment have a feeling of happiness towards another successful year. The KTL Holiday party is no different. Employees from across the country fly in to celebrate 12 months of team success with a party in their honor.
Everybody has dirty data. If you are lucky, on a normal business day it isn’t noticed very much, if at all. But, during a data migration, it can cause more than an embarrassment. It can cause a whole implementation project to come to a stop. Or, in extreme cases, it can make the whole dataset unusable.
Business data is valuable. Data is wanted for the convenience it brings. And, data is needed for legal reporting requirements. We can’t just throw dirty data away. We must respect the body of knowledge.
Congratulations! You are the executive chosen to spearhead the effort to select and implement a new ERP system to replace the one that your organization originally installed a number of years ago. As you plan for this project, you may find it helpful to know what others in your position have experienced so you know what to anticipate and can craft a better plan to unstick the existing ERP system.
Have you ever had that one friend who was always “down with the trends?” He/she would also have the designer clothes, newest kicks, or best hairstyles before any of it even came into your radar, or better yet before it even hit stores. You would, in some ways, look up to them for advice on where to get these items for; where was the best deal or bargain; and what was coming out next so you could try and prepare yourself for it. They were, in a labeling sense, your “influencer.”
If you are involved in the Microsoft Dynamics world, in any capacity, chances are you have heard the latest buzzword “web client” quite a bit as of late. However, there are three key factors everyone should know about the web client before you call your VAR and tell them you are ready.